Some Park and Ride car parks in Dorset will be free today and tomorrow (August 1st and 2nd 2012) in an attempt to draw more visitors to Weymouth and Portland during the Olympics. The Monkeys Jump site near Dorchester will also be free after 1430 everyday from this Friday (3rd August). There will be no charge for the bus services carrying passengers to the centre of Weymouth.
Two other car parks – Preston Beach and Mount Pleasant in Weymouth – will remain subject to the £10 parking charge throughout the Games, as the main sites serving ticketed spectators. A fourth site – at Kingston Maurward – will be kept in reserve in case of additional demand, but will not otherwise operate. Should it open, it will also be free at the same times as the Monkey Jump site.
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